EDWARDSBURG, Mich. (WNDU) - There is one team left standing in the high school football playoffs in Michiana. The Edwardsburg Eddies are going back to state for the second straight year.
In the spirit of the Thanksgiving, the Eddies are much more than thankful to be going back to Detroit but they are most thankful for the relationships they have built on the field with their teammates.
"I'm just thankful for the bond we all have together," Eddies running back Caden Goggins said. "We're really a family and that's huge."
"I'm thankful for how supportive they are and how encouraging they are," Eddies quarterback Tre Harvey said. "They are always behind you just trying to cheer you on no matter what you do and if you mess up they are always there to support you and keep you level headed."
"I'm thankful for being able to walk through these halls and know that there are people who've got my back and stick together," Eddies defensive lineman Noah Carrico said.
"I'm thankful for the character of these kids," Edwardsburg head coach Kevin Bartz said. "They are wonderful kids. They are the kind of kids you would want to be around even if you were a struggling program and you weren't winning. They are good kids. They are good in the classroom. There are no discipline problems. I'm thankful for the type of kid they and that I get a chance to work with them."
The Eddies will enjoy Thanksgiving today with their families before they head to Detroit tomorrow. There will be a sendoff at Edwardsburg high school at noon. The Eddies will play Chelsea High School tomorrow night at 7:30.